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Kevin Conry and the Michigan Wolverines picked up a commitment in the 2024 class on Wednesday night with St. Christopher’s (Va.) faceoff man Liam Wright verbaling to the Wolverines.
Wright also considered Brown and Bucknell before deciding to take his talents to Ann Arbor and play for the Wolverines.
“Michigan is the perfect combination of athletics and academics along with very strong school spirit that you can’t find many other places,” Wright told Lacrosse Bucket. “The whole atmosphere around Ann Arbor is electric and the coaches are some of the best guys I’ve ever met in the sport. It’s truly a special spot.”
The 6-foot-1, 170-pound faceoff man is coming off a season this past spring where he took over as the primary option at the dot and helped lead St. Christopher’s to a VISAA semifinals appearance.
Possessing quick hands and having proven to be a consistent winner at the dot, Wright’s strength is winning it to himself on offensive exits. He has also shown the ability to stick it out and fight those aggressive battles. When given the opportunity, Wright can help provide energy with early offense as either a feeder or shooter.
When asked about his game, Wright mentioned his versatility as arguably he greatest strength. “I feel like I can match up well against faceoff guys of all sizes and skillsets. I think what sets me apart is my ability to switch up my approach mid game.”
Before taking over as the starter for the Saints this past spring, Wright sat behind current Penn State faceoff man Chase Mullins, who was a 2021 Under Armour All-American. Wright said that the impact working with Mullins has had on his and his development is “unreal.”
Heading into his junior season, Wright has one goal in mind: bring home a state championship to St. Christopher’s (Va.).
Wright is the fifth commitment in the 2024 class for the Wolverines and second from the state of Virginia, joining Paul VI (Va.) defenseman Ryan Kehoe.